• Republicans Request Full Committee Hearing on Dangerous Federal Lands Near Southern Border
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2010 -
    Today, all 20 Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) highlighting the recent violence and increase of criminal activities on public lands near the U.S.-Mexico border. The letter cites many media accounts of violence, crime and other illegal activities and asks ... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Dangers on the U.S. Border
    Press Release
    Aug 18, 2010 -
    Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee released a new web video today highlighting the crime, violence and environmental damage taking place on federal lands along the U.S. border. Environmental regulations, enforced by the Department of the Interior, are hindering U.S. Border Patrol’s efforts to effectiv... More
  • FOX 10 News: A Rancher’s Personal Battle
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 20, 2010 -
    A Rancher’s Personal Battle July 19, 2010 KSAZ Fox 10 News John Hook Click here to watch DOUGLAS, Ariz. - This Arizona rancher is on the front lines of the border battle, living not far from a nearly non-existent border fence east of Douglas in the southeastern part of the state. This Arizona rancher is on the front li... More
  • Bill Allows Interior Dept. to Divert Money Away from Border Patrol to Buy Up Private Land
    Press Release
    Jul 1, 2010 -
    Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the FY 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill that contains a provision allowing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to transfer an unlimited amount of funds to the Department of the Interior (DOI) in the form of environmental mitigation payments demanded in return ... More
  • Vote NO on Amendment #2 to Supplemental
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 1, 2010 -
    VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT #2 to SUPPLEMENTAL Amendment #2 Allows Interior Dept. to Divert Money Away from Border Patrol to Buy Up Private Land Democrats attach “extortion” provision to Troop Funding Bill Dear Colleague, Amendment #2 of the FY 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill contains a provision allowing the Department... More
  • Hot Air Alert: Department of Interior Confuses Increased Violence and Murder With ‘Significant Progress’ on Southern Border
    Hot Air Alert
    Jun 23, 2010 -
    After multiple reports in recent months of violence, drug running and murders on federal lands near our Southern Border, it seems the Obama Administration has a distorted view of the reality facing Border Patrol agents, law enforcement officers and everyday citizens. Interior Department spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said ... More
  • FOX News: Drug Cartel Activity Threatens Texas Water Supplies, Lawmaker Says
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 21, 2010 -
    Drug Cartel Activity Threatens Texas Water Supplies, Lawmaker Says June 21, 2010 FOXNews.com Joshua Rhett Miller Drug cartel activity along the Mexican border presents serious security threats to the area's water supply system, particularly on federally-owned lands in southern Texas, a U.S. lawmaker says. Members of th... More
  • FOX News: Border Patrol Charged Millions for Habitat Damage, Republicans Say Enough 'Extortion'
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 21, 2010 -
    Border Patrol Charged Millions for Habitat Damage, Republicans Say Enough 'Extortion' June 21, 2010 FOXNews.com Judson Berger Republican lawmakers are calling on the Interior Department to stop charging what they describe as "extortion" money from the Border Patrol -- millions of under-the-radar dollars meant to cover ... More
  • FOX News: Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 18, 2010 -
    Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land June 18, 2010 FOXNews.com Border Patrol agents must navigate a patchwork of environmental regulations dating back decades in order to police for drug cartels, smugglers and illegal immigrants -- often on foot-and-horseback in some of the most vulnerabl... More
  • Drug Cartel Violence Along Open Southern Border Endangers Drinking Water Supplies
    Press Release
    Jun 17, 2010 -
    Today the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on H.R. 4719, a bill to establish a Southwest Border Region Water Task Force to assess the water supply needs of the region. As part of the hearing, the Subcommittee heard that drug cartel activity along the U.S./Mexican border presents ma... More
  • FOX News: Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 16, 2010 -
    Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say FOXNews.com June 16, 2010 Federal environmental regulations that prevent border agents from expanded patrols of national wildlife parks appear to have had a hand in the government's decision to declare an 80-mile stretch of Arizona-Mexico borde... More
  • FOX News: U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 15, 2010 -
    U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans FOX News June 15, 2010 Click here to watch Note: To help address violence on federal lands along the border, House Republicans, led by National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Rob Bishop (UT-01), have introduced legislation (H.R. 5016) to ensure that t... More
  • Natural Resources Republicans Confirm Another Brutal Murder that Took Place on Federal Lands Near Southern Border
    Press Release
    Jun 11, 2010 -
    Following a recent string of violence on federal lands along our Southern Border, Natural Resources Committee Republicans today received documents confirming that yet another brutal murder took place on federal lands. Pima County Sheriff’s Department documents verify that the murder of Mario Rivera-Rivera, whose body w... More
  • Criminal Activity Continues to Rise on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2010 -
    BREAKING NEWS: Bureau of Land Management officials confirm that the two men found shot to death yesterday near the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered on federal land located in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, not far from where Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll was shot last month by a band of suspected smugglers.... More
  • Vancouver Sun: Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans
    In Case You Missed It
    May 27, 2010 -
    Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans Randy Boswell Vancouver Sun May 26, 2010 A group of Republican lawmakers says policies aimed at protecting the grizzly bear and other cross-boundary species along the U.S.-Canada border are putting wildlife conservation ahead of national s... More
  • Public Land Restrictions Lead to Dangers Along Northern Border
    Press Release
    May 24, 2010 -
    While much attention has been given to national security threats on public lands along the southern border, similar problems also exist along the U.S. northern border. As the longest contiguous border in North America, over 1,000 miles of the U.S.-Canada border are on federal land. In most places, it is delineated by n... More
  • Interior Dept. Policies Contribute to Environmental Damage on Public Lands Along the Border
    Press Release
    May 20, 2010 -
    Yesterday, President Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderón to discuss a variety of issues including border security and protecting public lands along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a joint statement: “The Presidents underscored their commitment to manage the region in a way that enhances security and p... More
  • Border Patrol Agent Union Strongly Supports Bill to Improve Border Security on Public Lands
    Press Release
    May 4, 2010 -
    The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), a professional union representing more than 17,000 Border Patrol Agents and support staff, sent a letter yesterday in support of H.R. 5016, a bill to prevent the Department of Interior and the Department of Agriculture from implementing policies that restrict or impede Border ... More
  • House Republican Warnings Ignored as Arizona Sheriff Deputy Shot by Drug Smugglers on Federal Wilderness Lands
    Press Release
    May 4, 2010 -
    Only weeks after Republican Committee Ranking Members introduced legislation to ensure Border Patrol agents’ operational control of the border isn’t compromised by Department of Interior environmental policies, a shooting occurred on public lands near the border. On Friday, April 30, Pinal County Sheriff Deputy Louie P... More
  • Dept. of Interior More Interested in Working with Mexico and Canada than U.S. Border Patrol to Secure Our Borders?
    Press Release
    Apr 30, 2010 -
    As the Obama Administration and the Congressional Democrats scramble to cobble together a response to growing concerns on the U.S.-Mexico border - particularly on federal lands, where Border Patrol is unable to effectively monitor and patrol - a recent comment from Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar has... More
  • Fact Checking Interior Department Claims Regarding Public Lands Along our Border
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 21, 2010 -
    Claim: “Collaborative work between DOI staff and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has allowed for border security infrastructure to be strategically located, including on federal lands, to meet DHS security requirement and goals.” (Deseret News, 4/14/10) Fact: While some infrastructure has been placed on federal ... More
  • Washington Examiner Editorial: Securing the border is the first priority
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 19, 2010 -
    Securing the border is the first priority Washington Examiner Editorial April 19, 2010 A feud between the Departments of the Interior and Homeland Security over federal wilderness areas that constitute 40 percent of the nation's southern border has been undermining the mission of both agencies for nearly a decade. This... More
  • House Republicans: Stop squabbling and secure the border
    Blog
    Apr 15, 2010 -
    House Republicans introduced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the Department of the Interior from using environmental regulations to interfere with the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to secure the nation’s southern border. As The Examiner reported in February, an ongoing feud between the two federa... More
  • Confirmed: Killer of Arizona Rancher Entered and Exited the U.S. on Public Lands
    Press Release
    Apr 14, 2010 -
    Today, House National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced that Republican Committee staff have confirmed with both Border Patrol and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the criminal who killed Arizona Rancher Robert Krentz both entered and exited the U.S. through ... More
  • Fox News Highlights Major Loophole in Securing our Southern Border
    Blog
    Apr 14, 2010 -
    Watch this FOX News video on securing our southern border and let us know what you think by sending us your comments in the Post a Comment section below: Click here to watch the video More
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